Posted: Feb 7, 2024

Assistant/Associate Professor OR Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor

Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Application Deadline: N/A

Assistant/Associate Professor OR Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor

Department: 3670055050 Applied Human Sciences
Job no: 516276
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Applied Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:
The Department of Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 9-month Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) or Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track) in the area of peace and conflict studies to join the Conflict Resolution Program. Candidates with expertise and experience across areas of peace, conflict, and trauma studies with a specific focus in one or more of the following areas are preferred: conflict management, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and/or interpersonal conflict resolution.

Responsibilities for either tenure track or non-tenure track include, but are not limited to:

• Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Provide teaching/expertise as a state-approved mediator
• Provide service to the program, department, college, and university
• Tenure-track only: develop/maintain a productive research program in area of expertise

This 9-month position at the rank of assistant/associate professor or teaching assistant/associate professor has a preferred starting date of August 2024, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:
The offers a range of academic options at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Conflict Resolution Program boasts a unique combination of training in conflict resolution, peace studies, and trauma studies. The Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies (CATS) minor was one of the first programs, nationally, to combine the study of conflict and trauma within one academic program. The Conflict Resolution Program is recognized as a State Approved Conflict Resolution Training Program, providing learners the initial training on the path towards becoming a State Approved mediator in Kansas.

The consists of seven primary academic programs (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Couple and Family Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Human Development and Family Science, and Integrative Human Sciences), as well as Cooperative Extension. The department is committed to conducting comprehensive research with a focus on well-being through multi-disciplinary collaborations; providing transformational educational experiences to students; and enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through engaged and collaborative research, teaching, and service that addresses the human needs and improves societal conditions.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant institution renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. The university has an enrollment of more than 22,200 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K-State was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. K-State is centered on a 664-acre campus in Manhattan located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills. Manhattan, nicknamed the “Little Apple,” provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. Manhattan rates among the best classic college towns in the country, ranking #2 in the last two years in Livability's list of the 10 Best College Towns, and Forbes magazine ranked Manhattan #3 in the nation for best small places for businesses and careers.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Requirements:

• Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, or a closely related field (ABD considered with a Ph.D. completion date of August 2025)
• Capable instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses
• Ability to mentor and develop undergraduate and graduate students in academic and professional settings
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills for collaboration and inter-professional education opportunities
• Ability to become a State Approved Mediator through the Kansas Supreme Court and Office of Judicial Administration
• Tenure-track only: the ability to conduct an active program of research in areas of expertise, publish, and seek external funding

Preferred Qualifications:

• Record of research activity, publications, and external funding in area of expertise
• Experience with diverse populations and/or evidence of cultural competence
• Ability to become a State Approved Mentor Mediator in the State of Kansas

Other Requirements:

• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

• Cover letter addressing qualifications
• Curriculum vitae (CV)
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Statement of research/scholarship interest and plans (if interested in tenure-track option)
• Contact information for three professional references
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brett Mallon, at mailto:[email protected] with the subject line: Conflict Resolution Faculty Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:
Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your employment application, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Nov 06, 2023

Application Closes: Open until filled

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